The population of Halton Region continues to grow exponentially, placing increased demands on policing resources.
To ensure that our towns and cities remain as safe tomorrow as they are today, the Halton Regional Police Service is committed to a community-based policing philosophy.
Predicated on the belief that strong community partnerships are the single most valuable crime prevention tool, all members of the HRPS endeavour to build links and work in partnership with the people we serve to achieve common goals such as:
By giving citizens a greater voice in establishing local law enforcement priorities and involving them in efforts to improve the overall quality of life in their neighbourhoods, the emphasis of police work shifts away from responding to random service calls to finding creative ways to address shared community concerns.
How It Works:
The Halton Regional Police Service's community policing philosophy is at the heart of the organizational strategies and local initiatives we develop and implement each and every day.
All sworn HRPS members are Community Policing Officers (CPOs). In addition to responding to calls for service and actively patrolling assigned areas, their mandates include:
CPOs also serve as the people's link with other police, public and private agencies, as needed.